'Good riddance': progressives hail exit of hardline Trump aide Sebastian Gorka

28 August, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee

National security adviser Sebastian Gorka has left the White House, according to several news reports on Friday - more than seven months after he attended the inauguration wearing a medal gifted by a group of Nazi collaborators. "Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House", the unnamed official said in a statement to reporters.

Gorka spoke to Matt Boyle on Breitbart News Saturday yesterday and talked about how the message that got President Trump elected is being undermined by others within the White House. Gorka had focused on national security issues in his role as deputy assistant to the president and had plenty of critics.

His departure spells the end of the Bannon era in the White House. Bannon left a week ago, returning to lead Breitbart News.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the "conditions on the ground" in Afghanistan would determine the number of American troops in the war-torn country and the new U.S. strategy was meant to send a strong message to the Taliban that "we are not going anywhere".

In his resignation letter, he wrote "forces that do not support the [Make America Great Again] promise are - for now - ascendant within the White House", warning of the impact so-called "globalists" could have on Trump's agenda.

"The border is our front door", Gorka said.

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"This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week ..."

The Trump administration kept journalists busy on Friday night by announcing details of a ban, a pardon and a departure.

It also comes as the White House seeks to reset the media narrative after Trump's widely panned response to the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. It quoted him as saying that given which "forces" were on the rise in the White House, the best way for him to support the President was from outside it. There should be no place for this type of hate in America, let alone in the White House, but it's clear that this president does not have the moral authority that we saw in his predecessors.

Gorka apparently later told a reporter it was "disappointing" that the White House was reporting he was sacked. "So, in Afghanistan, we have to secure Afghanistan in a way that that can never occur again because there's no territory available to organisations to do so", he said.

"You know what, I'll make a prediction: I think he's going to be just fine", Trump said on Tuesday. "OK?"

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